"My grandmother and her cat are always together. This is the photobook captured the everyday life of my grandmother, Misao who bends her self to the fields work with her cat Fukumaru."
"Under the sun, everyday is a good day. Another good day, Fukumaru"
'12 years ago, Miyoko Ihara has started to take photographs of her grandmother, Misao. Miyoko wanted to leave a living proof of her. One day, her grandmother found a odd-eyed kitten in the shed. She named the cat "Fukumaru" in hope that "God of fuku(good fortune) comes and everything will be smoothed over like maru(circle)". Even thought she is 87 years old, she still go out into the fields everyday, and Fukumaru always accompany her. It has been 8 years since they first met. The grandmother whose hearing become weak and Fukumaru who has hearing disabilities are always looking into each other's eyes and feeling warmth each other.'
Miyoko Ihara - 'Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat'.